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Ontario Wines You Should be Drinking Right Now

These wineries just made it easier to support Ontario with free local shipping. By Erin Ontario’s only one week into social isolation and already the wine drinking memes are hilariously flowing. But what isn’t so funny, is that local wineries, like many businesses right now, are feeling the financial pinch of a society on lock...

10 Wines to Cheers Canada Day

You’ve long heard us tout the virtues of local wines – especially top-performing Ontario varietals Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Gamay. These wines are made so deliciously well, to highlight a few for your Canada Day celebration not only seemed a tad uninspired, but too easy – like shooting fish in a perfectly...

8 Terrific Spring Wine & Food Pairings

As much as we love winter-hearty comfort food, when the sun starts warming things up we are bursting to throw off the layers of sauces, creams, gravies and starches in favour of foods that are a bit brighter, lighter and fresher. Same with our wines; while we’ll happily drink reds, whites and rosés all year long,...

6 Eggs-cellent Wines for Easter

When we pair wines for holiday dinners, occasions where our meals typically look more like a marathon than a sprint, starting in the late afternoon with nibblies as guests gather and running into the into the night with a multi-course dinner, we generally don’t get overly fussed about the perfect pairing. In fact, we’re pretty...

Stratus at 10 Years Old

We just returned from the cottage. A right of passage for Canadians (depending on where you live, you may call your summer wilderness excursion the cabin, camp or cottage but it’s all basically the same thing) this yearly (and for some lucky ducks weekendly) city escape truly brings about Canadian pride, and weirdly current nostalgia...

Wine for the Weekend

Westcott “Lillias” Unoaked Chardonnay Westcott “Lillias” Unoaked Chardonnay, VQA Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula, ON 2013 $20 Vintages 425322 Lillias is one of a trio of Westcott wines named after legendary women (for better or worse) who lived life on their terms (Westcott also has a a rosé called Delphine and sparkling called Violette). Lillias refers to Lillias...

A Photo Tour of Our Visit to i4c

The second annual International Cool Climate  Chardonnay Celebration came to Niagara this past weekend, and from the looks of things, it was a roaring success! Other obligations meant we were only able to get up to the World Tour Tasting & Beyond the Barrel Dinner on Saturday night, but we were thrilled to have made...

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